Gerrard may well play Arfield in midfield, and have Aribo further up, with the option of a 4 possible at times of the game. These games are mostly won in midfield, and with it being a cup game it could be quite a tight affair.
Definitely agree, Jack is a rock on the field, has that menace about him too who can also play,his presence takes the team to another level when fit, feel a lot more confident when you see his name on the team sheet. Hard man to replace, think Arfield might start on Saturday, always well up for it in Old Firm games, truly enjoys beating them. Aribo on the other hand deserves to start, improving all the time and threat on go with his creative skill(s).Law of averages....
Play like we did in the last 2 games and we could lose.
Need to play at highest tempo and kill the space in the middle...
Put their backs under pressure.....they will.fold.
Wish we had Jack for this game...
I don't think he will start either.I agree. He will not start.
But I do think that would be the most effective curve ball to play if the manager wanted to go down that route.
Pace and incision of Kent and Wright off Morelos would cause their defence nightmares.* Roofe at his best is definitely in our strongest front 3, I’m just not convinced he is there at this moment in time.
* I also think those 2 could use their pace and back tracking to great effect to cover the fullbacks and make as more solid out of possession.
Correct, Leggo isn't a player. But he regularly gets Alfie distracted. Or worse.Since when did Leggo become a player that we had to worry about?
I wouldn’t be adverse to bringing in Arfield in place of Aribo but my mindset certainly would be because it would keep leggo busy ffs!
Agree with Wright being in the team next week, he is fast and direct and a real handful, it's what we were missing in the second half today.
That position is a worry and one that hopefully will be addressed in the summer.
Wright isn’t starting. As much as I like him Gerrard isn’t throwing him in next week.
I think Arfield will come in to solidify the midfield. Aribo has been a man down in Old Firms recently.
It will be the same team which started today with Arfield the only possible exception who could come into the side.
Why would anybody have Arfield in the team, he is past his best and the game runs away from him due to his lack of pace, something we need next week is players with pace.That would be my team.
Because I don’t trust Aribo in that role. He hasn’t convinced me in any old firm game so far.Ar
Why would anybody have Arfield in the team, he is past his best and the game runs away from him due to his lack of pace, something we need next week is players with pace.
Hibs midfield seemed to target our left side, granted our midfield was a worry however Borna was way off the pace today and looked as though he was struggling fitness wise.It'll be basketball if we go with the same team as today because their midfield is attack minded as well.
Hibs were running past us too easily today.
The midfield needs a bit of work in the summer which I think everyone is in agreement about.
I’m the same as you tazzabear. Not seeing the sensational movement people are talking about (since injury return anyway) and I think he’s a distant third to Morelos and Kent in our frontline. Would go with Airibo off the right. And do some praying that airfield can rediscover his form. I’m worried about our midfield options next SaturdayI’m not seeing that yet.
Dying to get to a game so I can watch him and not just the game.
I’d pick this teamMcGregor
Patterson Goldson Helander Barisic
Arfield Davis Kamara
Wright Morelos Kent
Roofe isn’t up to speed at the moment for me and hasn’t been since he came back from injury. I have absolutely no idea why Wright didn’t feature at all today. Was seriously unlucky not to start IMO then beyond confused as to why he wasn’t one of the 4 subs. Regardless, I’d start him next week.
Almost like Albertz at times, offers absolutely nothing defensively or offensively and then smash...goal!Exactly. Like a man down.